Agustín Tapia: the birth of a star Agustín Tapia confirmed himself in the first tournament of 2018 02/04/2018 En Español Tamara Icardo and Virginia Riera link arms for 2023 campaign Youngsters Javi Leal and Jon Sanz to challenger the WPT status quo in 2023 World Padel Tour celebrates ten years of passion Watch Alejandra Salazar's #Top5 from 2022! Watch: Sanyo Gutierrez's #Top5 points of the 2022 season! Four years and counting: Juan Lebron's dynasty at the top How the women's rankings look ahead of 2023 World Padel Tour season Exclusive: Finland works on the first purpose-built padel arena on Earth A look at the men's rankings to start the 2023 World Padel Tour season Watch: Gemma Triay's #Top5 points of 2022 Watch: Alejandro Galan's #Top5 points of 2022 Gemma Triay, the first number one for three straight seasons It happened at the Estrella Damm Catalunya Master. During the first event of 2018, the padel world witnessed the birth of a star. In Argentina they knew all about him and not many got the chance to see him play at the 2017 Buenos Aires Padel Master, where he received a wild card. This season, Marcello Jardim sealed a deal to play with him and the Brazilian's points were enough to allow Agustín Tapia to play in the main draw. He left his home in Catamarca (1200km away from Buenos Aires) at the age of 16. If he wanted a future in padel, he hade to make that decision sooner rather than later, and he said goodbye to his parents with a racket in his hand. At 18, he's already amongst the best players in the world.